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Enabling Large-scale Multidisciplinary Design Optimization through Adjoint Sensitivity Analysis

TitleEnabling Large-scale Multidisciplinary Design Optimization through Adjoint Sensitivity Analysis
Publication TypeConference Papers
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsMartins, JRRA, Kennedy, GJ
Conference Name57th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, AIAA SciTech Forum
Date PublishedJanuary
Abstract
This paper is written to honor Rafael T. Haftka's seminal contributions to the field of multidisciplinary design optimization. We focus on those contributions that had a direct impact on our research, namely: the adjoint method for computing derivatives, wing aerostructural design optimization, and architectures for multidisciplinary design optimization. For each of these topics, we describe Haftka's contributions, how they impacted our research, and examples of what they enabled us to do. The overarching theme of the contributions and developments described in this paper is the efficient computation of derivatives, which together with gradient-based optimizers enables the optimization with respect to large numbers of design variables, even when using costly high-fidelity models.
Citation KeyMartins2019a